About Highland Alpaca
Our farm store boutique...Alpaca Comforts...is open by appointment. Stop in and shop the largest selection of alpaca garments, toys, outerwear, and home grown yarn.
We will also be attending the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival, March 27-29th at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Lots of workshops, seminars, and events to make it a great weekend. Check out the schedule at www.pghknitandcrochet.com and stop by our booth (#46-47). We are giving away a pair of alpaca dress socks for every $50 purchase of yarn.
Now is your opportunity to take advantage of 16 years worth of breeding and expertise to add to your own alpaca herd. We have decided to concentrate our efforts on our retail store and fabric company. Our retirement sale includes foundation females who have never been on a sales list, show quality young alpacas, banner winning and banner producing herdsires, and great production females in all colors...particularly black and gray. Take a look at our sales
Top breeding program
||People friendly alpacas!
||Top gray producer
||Well respected breeding program
Highland Alpaca is a medium sized farm located in rural western Pennsylvania. We share the area with several small colleges and an Amish community. The farm began in 1998 with three pregnant females and three weanlings.
From that modest beginning, we have won many National awards, including the AOBA 2000 First Place Brown Male and Color Reserve Champion for black females, AOBA 2002 First Place Light Brown Juvenile Female, AOBA 2006 First Place Light Brown Yearling Male, the 2009 Composite Reserve Color Champion in Fawn and blue ribbons in AOBA fleece competitions.
We have made several purchases of males and have bred our foundation females to top males to become the "full service" breeder in Western Pennsylvania. This all means great genetic diversity and an unbeatable return-breeding program for purchased females. Check out our website for further details.
We are both retired from our teaching positions and spend full time on the farm. All this allows us to provide hands on care for our alpacas and the females that arrive for breeding. We love giving our alpacas individual attention and enjoy the unique personalities that develop from our daily interactions. Our cria and bred females represent a variety of champion bloodlines for breeders getting started or looking to improve their herd. With the selection of quality breeding stock, we believe that small breeders have a place in this growing industry.
A new adventure for us, and one that reflects the growth of the alpaca industry, is the formation of our new company, American Alpaca Textiles. The company was formed by four Western PA alpaca farms with the vision to use american alpaca fiber, produce yarn yarn in the US, and have it woven into fabric for home interiors and upholstery. Check out more details on the company at www.AmericanAlpacaTextiles.com.
From proven top quality animals, we offer sales, breedings, financing, and after-purchase support. All our sales to new breeders include free tuition to a neonatal clinic, a new breeder start-up kit, and of course, the assurance that there will always be someone to call upon when questions come up. Contact us and plan a visit.